VIDEO: Refugee Garden Project Cultivates Strong Bonds

An uncultivated green area behind the Congregation of the Mission in Rome has become a place of great fruit. The Mediterranean Project, a Vincentian initiative, has recruited about one dozen refugees to plant produce and flowers in this space as the beginnings of a business that not only helps them become financially stable, but also helps form strong bonds in their new land.

One refugee who is participating in the project said, “I’m happy because I’m working now. I’m healthy and safe, and there are no longer any problems. I can’t go back to my country, so I would obviously prefer to stay here. I work with my friends here, even though we’re from different nations in Africa. We’ve learned so much together.”

Learn more about this project in the video below:

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